Spicy Chinese Chicken and Noodles


This one-pot dinner gets a kick from sambal oelek, a spicy chili paste popular in Southeast Asia. Look for it in the Asian section in larger supermarkets.

Spicy Chinese Chicken and Noodles in blue pot
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
13 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
7 cups


  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon Asian chile paste (sambal oelek)

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 dried red chiles

  • 8 - 10 ounce dried Chinese noodles, broken

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry

  • cup sliced green onions

  • cup chopped peanuts


  1. In a 4-qt. pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned. Add the next seven ingredients (through garlic); whisk to combine. Stir in the dried red chiles. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Remove and discard chiles. Return chicken mixture to boiling; stir in noodles. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in rice wine. Sprinkle with green onions and chopped peanuts. If desired, serve with additional Sriracha sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
15g Fat
32g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 3.1mg 16%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 568mg 12%
Folate, total 26.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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